California Governor Gavin Newsom on Sunday ordered bars and nightclubs to close in Los Angeles and six other counties, citing the spread of the coronavirus. He also urged eight other county health departments—including San Bernardino—to order the closure of those businesses. Counties with closure orders include Los Angeles, Fresno, Kern, San Joaquin, Tulare, Kings, and Imperial. The eight counties urged to close bars and night spots are San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Sacramento, and Stanislaus.
Earlier this month, the state released guidelines for how and when counties could allow bars to re-open; The counties being ordered to close bars have been on the state’s watch list for not meeting those guidelines for more than 14 days. The counties being urged to close bars have been on the state’s watch list for three to 14 days.